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Old 10-17-2006, 03:40 PM   #41
 
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he is a hair twin.... what's in his hair in the pictures?
Juices and Berries, LOL. He doesn't use (much) product. I'm pretty sure he had just finished washing with creme of nature and applied his honey/water/olive oil/leave-in conditioner spray. Go figure

You guys are definitely hair twins!
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Old 10-18-2006, 04:16 PM   #42
 
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he is a hair twin.... what's in his hair in the pictures?
Juices and Berries, LOL. He doesn't use (much) product. I'm pretty sure he had just finished washing with creme of nature and applied his honey/water/olive oil/leave-in conditioner spray. Go figure

You guys are definitely hair twins!
i think for kicks i should try that mixture and see how it comes out..... except olive oil tends to be a bit heavy for me
honey makes nice clumps.... did you dissolve the honey in the water and then mix w- the oil? didn't you try this w- cocnut oil or am i mistaken?
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Old 10-19-2006, 03:37 PM   #43
 
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i think for kicks i should try that mixture and see how it comes out..... except olive oil tends to be a bit heavy for me
honey makes nice clumps.... did you dissolve the honey in the water and then mix w- the oil? didn't you try this w- cocnut oil or am i mistaken?
He melted the honey in the water, added a little olive oil and some leave-in. He continued to add more water until it was the consistency he liked. Recently (within the past few days) he has added some of my coconut oil to his mix. He loves the coconut oil and has used most of my jar, so I'm making him go to Whole Foods this weekend to restock
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just wanted to update on my supplements

my order arrived today - i definitely recommend vitacost - huge discounts & flat 4.99 shipping no matter how much you order.... and, thanks to a kind relative, i was able to purchase several items at once in order to save major $

so far this week i have been taking (in small amts not the maximum i intend to take)
flaxseed meal
biotin
msm

now with the pills i got
rainbow light women's multi
country life maxi-hair
chewable iron
c-l chewable calcium and magnesium
brewer's yeast

i am have started with the hair vitamin and the iron and the cal-mag

i will start the rainbow light in a week or 2.... so as not to start too many things at once (which i have done anyway), ditto the brewer's yeast
also i am still testing the multis for dissolution......

there are other interesting things to add to my regimen but i won't be adding anything new for a while

my doctor said some interesting stuff re: natural vs synthetic supplements
will add it later

CN thanks for the recipe have not made it yet but i really want to

also pulled on the front bit and it has definitely noticeably grown from when i took the photo 10 days ago - it's now by the end of my lip
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I'm very proud of myself ladies

This is the third successful week of my "weekly dt's"!! Even though I was feeling like a lazy bum today, I washed my hair ( to get the product out I used for straigtening) and layered on coconut oil and a conditioner I bought at Whole Foods (has biotin in it). I sat under the dryer for 30 mins. and rinsed with Creme of Nature and Suave Juicy Green Apple.

Just wanted to share
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I'm very proud of myself ladies

This is the third successful week of my "weekly dt's"!! Even though I was feeling like a lazy bum today, I washed my hair ( to get the product out I used for straigtening) and layered on coconut oil and a conditioner I bought at Whole Foods (has biotin in it). I sat under the dryer for 30 mins. and rinsed with Creme of Nature and Suave Juicy Green Apple.

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yaay! :P
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I'm very proud of myself ladies

This is the third successful week of my "weekly dt's"!! Even though I was feeling like a lazy bum today, I washed my hair ( to get the product out I used for straigtening) and layered on coconut oil and a conditioner I bought at Whole Foods (has biotin in it). I sat under the dryer for 30 mins. and rinsed with Creme of Nature and Suave Juicy Green Apple.

Just wanted to share
I'm on a Cold Turkey Challange not to buy product, but do tell what conditioner you bought at Whole Foods? I was there today and had to use every bit of willpower I had not buy some Jane Carter products
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:11 AM   #49
 
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I'm very proud of myself ladies

This is the third successful week of my "weekly dt's"!! Even though I was feeling like a lazy bum today, I washed my hair ( to get the product out I used for straigtening) and layered on coconut oil and a conditioner I bought at Whole Foods (has biotin in it). I sat under the dryer for 30 mins. and rinsed with Creme of Nature and Suave Juicy Green Apple.

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I'm on a Cold Turkey Challange not to buy product, but do tell what conditioner you bought at Whole Foods? I was there today and had to use every bit of willpower I had not buy some Jane Carter products

It's called Naturade Aloe Vera 80 with Vitamins A & E. They claim to have 10% polysaccharides which is the component of Aloe Vera that moisturizes and protects your hair. There are no cones in the conditioner and just the right amount of protein. Ingredients include :

Active Aloe Vera (10% polysaccharides) and water, cetyl alcohol, cetrimonium bromide, safflower oil, Vitamin E, Viatmin A, Vitamin B5, Hydrolized wheat protein, allantoin, chamomile, glycerin, biotin, methylparaben, propylparaben, fragence.

It was 6 dollars (i think, it might have been less) for 18 oz. Very moisturizing. Last week, I used it with coconut oil to follow up the protein treatment I used.

I'm trying to break my pjism too, but I haven't been very successful. I was on someone's Fotki the other day and read rave reviews about Citre Shine Curl booster? or curl something, it has no cones or protein and only costs 4 bucks. I want to go out and buy some but I'll be pissed if it doesn't do anything for me. Have you heard of it?
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I was on someone's Fotki the other day and read rave reviews about Citre Shine Curl booster? or curl something, it has no cones or protein and only costs 4 bucks. I want to go out and buy some but I'll be pissed if it doesn't do anything for me. Have you heard of it?
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The Naturade sounds pretty good. I'll file away for when I need to replace my conditioner. I don't know anything about the Curl booster, sorry. I've seen the line in drugstores.
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:31 AM   #51
 
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May I join in? I need a lot of help. I want to find my staple prolducts and learn how to care for and love my curly hair. My first steps: throw away any products I shouldn't be using, drink more water, get more sleep and start exercising again. Being in law school, my schedule is kind of crazy but if I stop procrastinating, I can do it.
Does anybody know if Keracare or Aphogee products are bad for curly hair?

Also, what are the basic supplements I should be taking? IE a woman's one a day etc
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Old 10-26-2006, 12:08 PM   #52
 
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May I join in? I need a lot of help. I want to find my staple prolducts and learn how to care for and love my curly hair. My first steps: throw away any products I shouldn't be using, drink more water, get more sleep and start exercising again. Being in law school, my schedule is kind of crazy but if I stop procrastinating, I can do it.
Does anybody know if Keracare or Aphogee products are bad for curly hair?

Also, what are the basic supplements I should be taking? IE a woman's one a day etc
I know right...the life of a professional student It can be a bit hectic at times. The only thing I know about Aphogee is that they are pretty intense protein treatments and if you're protein senstive, this will only add to your dryness (if you're experiencing any). I sometimes do light protein treatments followed by very, very moisturizing ones. A couple of weeks ago I did a VO5 protein treatment followed by one with coconut oil, honey and Naturade Conditioner (from Whole Foods).

As far as vitamins, a good natural (not synthetic) multi is essential. I bought Rainbow light One-a-Day from Whole Foods (20 dollars for 4 months of pills). They make their pills from whole foods that contain the vitamins and minerals we need to be healthy, rather than engineering them in a lab somewhere. Natural vits. are suppose to be better in the long run for you.

I also take a flaxseed oil supplement (soft gel cap). A word of caution: Flaxseed oil goes rancid rather quickly and if left at room temp. only has a shelf life of a week or so. It has to be kept in the fridge once you get it home, and the store you buy it from should keep it in the fridge as well. When I bought some from Target (before i knew this), they had it on the shelf with the other supplements, but at Whole Foods, they keep it in the refrigerator. Flaxseed is AWESOME for overall health because it is a source of essential fatty acids, but its also great for healthy hair growth.

I also take Biotin for hair, skin and nails. You should drink a lot of water with biotin, because its known to initially cause break-outs. I haven't had this problem, but I've also been drinnking a ton of water. Other ladies take MSM, Evening Primrose and Silica (?) with positive results.

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It definately helps! Thanks! My hair has been very dry lately. I have no clue what to do. I'm at my wits end. I keep trying products and it seems like nothing works. I can't even find a good conditioner, moisturizer or deep conditioner. My hair is clearly mad at me.
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Old 10-27-2006, 03:49 PM   #54
 
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So, today I read in an article that NC has some of the hardest water in all of the US!!! So, being the product junkie I am and highly impulsive, I ran out and bought a water filtration system for the kitchen sink. The one for the shower was to expensive right now (don't get paid till next week), but the one for the kitchen was just right It looks like I'll only be washing and co-washing in the kitchen...I know...but you gotta do what you gotta do.

The water tastes a little different, but I'll see if I find any results in the health of my hair
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mariposa beautiful curls its amasing how hair could shrink when its natural.
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curly--i think another trick to grow the hair is have i moisterize all the time, never let it be dry for one day -when my cousin had s-curl perm in her hair she had to keep it moisterize all the time to show the curls,her hair grew much faster and its pass her arms b/c of her hair rate growth and it never became dry, but now she has natural hair. when the hair is dry it breaks!!!
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:20 PM   #57
 
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Thanks Holly!! I'm so incredibly lazy, but I will start oiling my ends every night. I read that oil actually seals moisture out, so I will spritz the ends with water, add a little leave-in and a little oil to each end. Geesh...
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Old 10-31-2006, 09:06 AM   #58
 
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i put up pics of my hair ,it took me about three days to braid my hair b/c its braided small and i had other things to do, there`s no extensions. i hope that it would help me in the growth hair challenge, i want to buy braid conditioner,shampoo,and dogro spary. i want to keep my hair that way for at least 3-5 or 6 if i last, i also braid it small b/c i want to be too lazy to loose out my hair.

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this is the only way i know to show the pics
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Old 10-31-2006, 09:45 AM   #59
 
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holly i love your braids

i wish i could braid that neatly and do my own hair

that's how i used to wear my hair before i cut it..... except it was natural so the ends would curl up
since yours are straight how will you keep them from unravelling?

for the oils/braid conditioner, if you want, you don't even need to buy particular brands you can buy the pure oils and mix it up yourself...... and water and whatnot for a spray


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thanks mariposa, the hair is natural at the root, and straight at the ends, but some of the small braids in the front and back looks like a curl at the ends. braids always raises if its your own hair so i use the care free curl gold instant activator for the braids to keep it down for now. you could braid your hair if you divide your hair in sections, work at a section at a time, part your hair vertically or horizontally in that section to braid it use the one that is east for you , when you have that row keep the rest of the section in an elastic,and part once down or across if vertically and you get a square. the parts don`t have to be perfect, i also feel with my fingers to make sure that its almost perfect.

the do gro spray has food oils in thier products i want to spray my roots with it mornings and nights. do you mean the pure oils you mention before like the egg, olive oil and honey for conditioner? would it leave a residue in my braids? and are there pure oils you would use on the braids itself for the whole day ?and i don`t know how to turn on comments.
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